Tagged: redress scheme

Government takes more steps to force all letting agents to join redress scheme

Government takes more steps to force all letting agents to join redress scheme

The requirement for all letting and managing agents in England to belong to an ombudsman scheme as from next year has come closer. Yesterday, the Government set out its measures, saying: “Compulsory redress schemes...




Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

It is good news that the UK government is going ahead with its Tenants Charter that will better protect renters from the worst excesses of rogue landlords and lettings agents and it is much...




Enforcement not legislation – PRS Hit Squads

Enforcement not legislation – PRS Hit Squads

Great article worth reading from Mark at Property118 There is already more than enough funding and legislation to police the Private Rented Sector. The last thing we need is more legislation, what everybody wants...




New measures in England set to make renting more family friendly

New measures in England set to make renting more family friendly

New measures are being introduced in England to encourage family friendly tenancies in the private property rented sector which will also raise standards. Tenants will be able to request longer tenancies that provide stability...




Scotland: Landlords, tenants to get dispute resolution panel

Scotland: Landlords, tenants to get dispute resolution panel

A NEW tribunal will be created to deal with disputes between private landlords and tenants, Scottish housing minister Margaret Burgess has announced.




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




Public do not understand why letting agents are not regulated, MPs told

Public do not understand why letting agents are not regulated, MPs told

MPs have been told of tenants’ bewilderment when they go into an estate agent to find that staff selling houses on one side of the office are regulated, and their colleagues who are letting...




Letting agents must be regulated, says CLG Select Committee

Letting agents must be regulated, says CLG Select Committee

Letting agents could, finally, be regulated and would all be forced to have Client Money Protection insurance. This morning, a powerful cross-party group of MPs pulled no punches in calling for action to curb...




Letting agent fees are questioned in House of Lords

Letting agent fees are questioned in House of Lords

Letting agents’ fees charged to tenants continue to come under intense scrutiny at the highest levels. Meanwhile, questions have been raised as to whether there are sufficient ‘ombudsman’ type schemes for letting agents to...




ARLA slams Westminster over lack of rental regulation

ARLA slams Westminster over lack of rental regulation

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has accused the Westminster government of lagging behind its Welsh and Scottish counterparts when it comes to regulating the rental sector. The Scottish Government is due to...